Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh whose tomb was discovered in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter. It contained vast treasure, including the golden death mask that has become a symbol of ancient Egypt. But some believe that its discovery was accompanied by a deadly curse.
Victims included 12 members of Carter's crew and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who financed the excavation and died of blood poisoning less than a year later. Carter, however, lived another 16 years, reinforcing opposition to the myth.